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Taking your credits further can help you take your career further


Eliminate Surprises. Maximize Momentum.

Kaplan University could help you pursue your educational and career goals, by providing you with the following ways to transfer your existing credits to a Kaplan University undergraduate degree:

Portfolio Development Courses

Whether you've been working for years, served in the military, or spent time volunteering, showcasing your knowledge through our credit-for-work-experience courses could save you thousands of dollars and help you finish your undergraduate degree faster.*  

We offer two courses that teach you how to articulate and organize your skills and experiences into an online portfolio that's ready to be assessed for undergraduate credit applicable toward your degree at Kaplan University. 

  • EL 206: Academic Prior Learning Portfolio is a course for students who have already started classes at Kaplan University. This 10-week, instructor-led course is open to those in their second term or later. The course is 6 undergraduate credits at Kaplan University, and current tuition rates apply.
  • LRC 100: Documenting Your Experiences for College Credit, on the other hand, is for students who have not yet started classes at Kaplan University. This self-paced, self-directed course is offered online through Open College @ Kaplan University and has no tuition cost (but does have a portfolio fee if one is submitted). This course does not earn undergraduate credits at Kaplan University; however, you may be eligible for ACE credit.

 Call an Admissions Advisor to find out which portfolio development course is right for you. 

Prior Learning Assessment

Kaplan University advisors will carefully assess each program at your current school, to determine how eligible credits can apply toward a Kaplan University degree. Then, we will create a custom Academic Worksheet for you, so you have a clear, concise understanding of your transfer path.

Maximize Potential Credit

We are committed to helping you maximize credit transfers potentially saving you both time and money in completing your degree. In addition, you may also receive college credit for eligible prior coursework, formal training courses, or work and life experiences.  See the University Catalog for Transfer of Credit and Prior Learning Assessment policies or speak to an Admissions Advisor for more information.

Changing Your Major Should Not Be a Major Issue

Kaplan University’s general education requirements are designed to be as consistent as possible across many areas of study. In certain instances, you can easily change your major—even after beginning your education.


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